Created by Paisley Smith and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.
Canadian Premiere at Indian Summer Festival, after it’s recent World Premiere at Tribeca Immersive at the Tribeca Film Festival 2019. Unceded Territories is a provocative VR experience created from indigenous artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun’s iconic work, engaging viewers in an interactive landscape grappling with colonialism, climate change and indigenous civil rights.
Paisley Smith is a Canadian filmmaker & virtual reality creator based in Los Angeles, California and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Paisley Smith is the creator of Homestay, an interactive VR documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada Interactive, with Jam3. Homestay has screened internationally at IDFA DocLab2017, Expanded Realities at the Open City Doc Fest (London), Reel Asian International Film Festival (Toronto), and the Vancouver International Film Festival’s Immersed 2018, where it won the BC Spotlight Audience Award.
Smith is the recipient of the 2018 Sundance Institute and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Fellowship for her forthcoming VR experience, Unceded Territories, a collaboration with acclaimed artist and VR pioneer Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, with support from Creative B.C. Unceded Territories will have it’s World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival at Tribeca Immersive 2019.
Paisley is a visiting artist at the University of Southern California’s Interactive Media Division’s Mobile & Environmental Media Lab, led by Scott Fisher.
Smith holds an MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, which she attended on a Fulbright scholarship. She received her Bachelor of Arts Honours in Film and Media Studies and Art History from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.